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Speaking of Cigars
I've never smoked a high quality cigar before.  I saw some last week that were running at least $10 each and it seemed steep for me to purchase. 

What do you smoke if you do?  I like to enjoy one rarely mainly because the taste lingers in my mouth for too long, but they are good when I do. 
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Here is to high quality cigars.



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Tabak Especial Robusto Dulce pairs really well with good bourbon.
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Tabak Especial Robusto Dulce pairs really well with good bourbon.
how is it with coca cola products?


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how is it with coca cola products?

I have balls, therefore I wouldn't have a clue.
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"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


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I have balls, therefore I wouldn't have a clue.

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Best cigar bang for the buck is a Padron 3000.  Usually about $7 a stick. Constant quality never had a bad one. It is also a great cigar for beginners.

There are other cigars out there that are very good that are anywhere from $5 or so and up.  The most expensive cigar I have had was a $30 Fuente Opus X Lost City. 

Good bargain cigars (by bargain I mean price not taste) to look for are Nat Sherman, La Aroma de Cuba, Herrrera Esteli just to name a few.  The great thing about cigars is trying new ones, much like whiskey.

I pay anywhere from $5-13 per stick.  You are right though it is not a cheap habit, and the reason it should be enjoyed.  Take your time, enjoy the cigar. Mix it with different drinks- coffee, different alcohols, wine....see how it changes the complexity of the cigar.




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Since money is usually no object with me, I have no idea on the $ since I send people to shop but swisher sweets makes a good smoke. I have no idea if you would be able to afford it though.
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BTW it also it helps to look at it this way, usually when you go out you buy drinks, right? 

Beer at most restaurants now a days is $5 and that is probably on the cheap end.  Wine, premium alcohol, you are paying 9-12 for just a small amount. 

A cigar on the other hand can be enjoyed over a 2-3 hour period.  A cigar is an experience, it is sophistication in an tobacco leafed wrapper.  It is endless conversations with good friends, enjoying life.
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What do you smoke if you do?  I like to enjoy one rarely mainly because the taste lingers in my mouth for too long, but they are good when I do.
One other tip, if you want to avoid that lingering taste effect especially the next morning. The trick is cheese.

Eat some cheese after smoking a cigar, preferably a hard cheese like a gouda or swiss.  Usually only need 2-3 slices.  It does 2 things actually it tastes good while mixing with the cigar, it will also greatly reduce the bear that shoot in my mouth morning taste. 

Or you could do what Uncle Sani, Garman, or Tarheel and I do, have a cigar for breakfast.
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One other tip, if you want to avoid that lingering taste effect especially the next morning.
Or, one could suck a richard. That would probably do the trick.
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Or, one could suck a richard. That would probably do the trick.
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No it doesn't work.
Well, I only know it works on Swishers.
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One other tip, if you want to avoid that lingering taste effect especially the next morning. The trick is cheese.

Eat some cheese after smoking a cigar, preferably a hard cheese like a gouda or swiss.  Usually only need 2-3 slices.  It does 2 things actually it tastes good while mixing with the cigar, it will also greatly reduce the bear that shoot in my mouth morning taste. 

Or you could do what Uncle Sani, Garman, or Tarheel and I do, have a cigar for breakfast.

Listen, boys, this man knows of that which he speaks.

And I'm in agreeance with his and Sani's recommendations.  If you're not used to smoking a cigar I'd also add a mild-ish selection of a Macanudo Hampton Court or Hyde Park frontmark; and both are a good vitola for a relative newbie to smoke that's not overwhelming.
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BTW it also it helps to look at it this way, usually when you go out you buy drinks, right? 

Beer at most restaurants now a days is $5 and that is probably on the cheap end.  Wine, premium alcohol, you are paying 9-12 for just a small amount. 

A cigar on the other hand can be enjoyed over a 2-3 hour period.  A cigar is an experience, it is sophistication in an tobacco leafed wrapper.  It is endless conversations with good friends, enjoying life.

'You use your tongue purtier than a 20 dollar whore...'
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'You use your tongue purtier than a 20 dollar whore...'

I forgot to add

...usually not involving woman*.

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I smoke cigars occasionally, I don't know a lot about cigars. Like I'm at the cigar store, the man behind the counter says "what kind of cigars do you like?" "Uhh... Itsaboys."
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No it doesn't work.

Well, if there was richard cheese present, it probably would.  Smegma is the finest of the cheeses.
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